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TOR@MTL: Game Recap

Josh Anderson scores twice in a 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs on Monday

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- The Canadiens improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday.

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Dominique Ducharme's squad was back at the Bell Centre for the team's first home contest of the exhibition calendar.

It was the second time the Habs and Leafs met this preseason in as many games.

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The Canadiens opened the scoring on the power play, 9:24 into the first.

Josh Anderson showed off his speed before beating Jack Campbell with a precise shot.

Video: TOR@MTL: Anderson whips home a wrister for a PPG

Christian Dvorak and Jonathan Drouin picked up assists on the play.

The Montreal lead was doubled less than four minutes later, again on the power play.

Dvorak completed a pretty passing play with Drouin and Joel Armia to make it 2-0 heading into the break.

Video: TOR@MTL: Dvorak redirects the puck in front for PPG

Michael Pezzetta continued the scoring 9:46 into the middle frame, tipping a shot from teammate Jan Mysak.

Video: TOR@MTL: Pezzetta scores in 2nd period

Ben Chiarot earned the other assist on the play.

Goaltender Jake Allen made way for Kevin Poulin midway through the game, stopping all 15 shots he faced.

Toronto meanwhile got on the board with 8:45 to go in the second period, with a shorthanded marker.

David Kampf took advantage of an error by Poulin to make it 3-1.

But Anderson restored the three-goal lead just 1:45 later, with another power play tally.

Video: TOR@MTL: Anderson scores PPG in 2nd period

Dvorak and Chris Wideman were credited with the helpers.

Toronto would make it 4-2 with 1:03 to go in the second, and that's how things would stand through 40.

Pezzetta rounded out the scoring with his second of the night, into an empty net late in the third.

Video: TOR@MTL: Pezzetta scores in 3rd period

The Canadiens will be back in action on Friday against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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